Jerry Wilkinson sits on a granite monument at Miami’s Woodlawn Cemetery on Southwest Eighth Street where 74 U.S. soldiers are buried in unmarked graves after dying in one of the worst hurricanes to ever strike U.S. shores. Wilkinson and another vet have been fighting to have markers placed on the graves.
Jerry Wilkinson sits on a granite monument at Miami’s Woodlawn Cemetery on Southwest Eighth Street where 74 U.S. soldiers are buried in unmarked graves after dying in one of the worst hurricanes to ever strike U.S. shores. Wilkinson and another vet have been fighting to have markers placed on the graves. WALTER MICHOT MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Jerry Wilkinson sits on a granite monument at Miami’s Woodlawn Cemetery on Southwest Eighth Street where 74 U.S. soldiers are buried in unmarked graves after dying in one of the worst hurricanes to ever strike U.S. shores. Wilkinson and another vet have been fighting to have markers placed on the graves. WALTER MICHOT MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Revisiting the story of the lost soldiers of Florida’s most powerful hurricane

May 30, 2015 10:26 PM

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